No paracetamol without prescription; pharmacies turning away customers

  • | Sunday | 29th March, 2020

OMJASVIN M D ByExpress News ServiceCHENNAI: The scare over COVID-19 outbreak has resulted in pharmacies insisting that customers produce prescriptions, even to buy paracetamol tablets. Purasawalkam resident G Palanivel says he was turned away by a pharmacist in his area when he went to buy Dolo for ‘mild fever’. However, no government instruction has been given to pharmacies to stop selling Over The Counter drugs. Tiruvottiyur resident Sooriya Prakash says a popular private hospital refused to treat his father, who had flu-like symptoms. Senior Consultant with Kauvery Hospitals, Dr Sivaramkannan says symptoms such as common cold and cough are the same for COVID-19.

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